The Thunder kept this game close, but they weren’t able to take home the W. They lost 118-125 at home. It was a high-scoring affair that featured more promise from the Thunder side. Here is the Thunder vs. Grizzlies recap.
Darius Bazley Performance
Bazley had himself a game this time around. He went for a nice 29 points, ten boards, two assists, one steal, one block, and two turnovers on 11/19 from the field, 3/7 from three and 4/8 from the line. He finally got it going, going for a career high in points. Bazley has been much better over the last two weeks, averaging 12.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, two assists, 1.1 steals, 1.3 blocks, and 1.6 turnovers on 52% from the field and 64% from the line. He finally figured out how to shoot again so it’s nice to see. Hopefully, he can keep it going in the future until the end of the season. He’s going to have a lot more room for minutes as Mike Muscala, Lu Dort and Ty Jerome are out for the season. Not to mention, Derrick Favors is no longer going to play from the looks of it.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Performance
Gilgeous-Alexander had himself a game, stuffing the stat-sheet. He had 31 points, six rebounds, seven assists, two steals and three swats on 9/20 from the field, 1/5 from three and 12/12 from the line. What else is there to say about the guy? He’s their go-to scorer and facilitator who doesn’t seem to be slowing down. The only thing that can slow him down is the Thunder coaching staff if they elect to rest him down the stretch. Hopefully, that’s not the case and he continues playing big minutes and playing his heart out. Expect him to continue being a beast until the end of the season.
Lindy Waters III Performance
Waters is actually playing pretty well right now, and this game was no different. He stuffed the stat-sheet today as well, going for 16 points, two rebounds, three dimes, two steals, a block, and no turnovers on 6/11 from the field and 4/9 from three. Waters looks like a nice three-point scorer who can provide peripherals as well. Over the last week, he has been averaging 13.3 points, 3.3 threes, three rebounds, two assists, 1.3 steals, 0.3 blocks and zero turnovers on 44% from the field. Due to being on a bad team that’s playing for ping pong balls, he’s going to continue getting meaningful minutes. Expect him to continue developing for this club and making some noise.
Tre Mann Performance
Mann had a nice game, going for 15 points, two boards, five dimes and one turnover on 5/14 from the field, 3/7 from three and 2/2 from the line. The shooting wasn’t on his side this game, but he was able to finish with some pretty okay numbers. Mann hasn’t been too hot recently, averaging 11.8 points, 1.3 threes, 3.8 boards, 2.7 assists, one steal, 0.2 blocks and 2.7 turnovers on just 36% from the field and 88% from the line. Hopefully he can go back to the way he has been playing before this dry spell. He’s going to get no shortage of opportunities this season so expect him to snap out of his cold spell.